Walnuts apartments replaced famous mansion of the same name

The Walnuts, three high-end residential hotel buildings, attracted the cream of Kansas City society in the 1930s. Before the three tall apartments were built, a large stone mansion, also known as the Walnuts, sat on the site. Before the Walnuts, ...

Early advocate for the blind lived on this block near Rockhurst

  The home of Catherine Hale, known for her work to help the blind in Kansas City, stood at the northeast corner of Forest and Rockhurst. A recent Google maps view of the block. A few of the homes the block between 51st and Rockhurst ...

Do you remember E. 31st between Charlotte and Campbell?

From the 1920s in to the 1940s, many folks in Midtown visited 31st Street near Charlotte to get their “alive until ordered” poultry and eggs. Several different poultry houses operated at this location, In this 1940 photo, it was called ...

Glen Airy Place tucked away in North Hyde Park

Fewer than a dozen homes lined what was once known as Glen Airy Place in the North Hyde Park neighborhood, but the street still retains a tucked-away quality that sets it apart from other streets around it. Reader Dale Ealey recently asked what ...

1905 Armour Boulevard apartments and workingmen’s cottages now gone

This archived story originally appeared in the Midtown KC Post July 25, 2016 1905 Armour Boulevard apartments and workingmen’s cottages now gone

Valentine mansion once housed pioneer family, children of working mothers

Once considered an important Westport “mansion of the gay nineties,” the Schaefer home stood at the corner of Pennsylvania and West 39th Street Terrace – previously known as Schaefer Street. After the pioneer family sold the property, ...

A Memorial Day Look Back at the Westport Cemetery

Some of Westport’s earliest settlers were laid to rest in a small cemetery at Pennsylvania and Archibald, now part of the bustling entertainment district. Established in 1835, the last grave was added around just three decades later as new ...

Famous “bachelor retreat” once stood at 36th and Main

This home, which stood at the se corner of Main and 36th until 1934, is credited with helping to encourage early Kansas Citians to move from downtown to Midtown in the late 1800s. Later, it became known as a “bachelor retreat,” shared by ...

The residences on the block from 38th to 39th between Main and Baltimore

A president once slept on this block of Baltimore between 38th and 39th. Warren G. Harding stopped over while campaigning for the high office, spending the night with the Reily family in 1920. The block between 38th and 39th between Main and ...

Do you know the history of this Heart of Westport neighborhood block?

The 3900 block of Central is near the corner of Broadway and Westport Road, where the Corner Restaurant now stands. In the 1940s, when this photo was taken, the building appeared to house the headquarters for a Jackson County Sheriff candidate. As ...